Ritholtz's Reads: Bill Gross, 'Shark Tank' and Food's Future

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Good Saturday morning. Settle into a comfortable chair with a strong cup of joe and enjoy our long-form weekend reads:

  • Forget GMOs. The Future of Food Is Data -- Mountains of It (Wired)
  • Did Bill Gross Tip The Pop Machine Over? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • 'Zombie' homes haunt Florida neighborhoods: Aborted foreclosures leave thousands of properties in legal limbo (Center for Public Integrity)
  • Are we free? Neuroscience gives the wrong answer. (Prospect)
  • Walter Isaacson: Where Innovation Comes From -- Today's biggest innovations are coming from the combination of human inspiration and computer-processing power (WSJ)
  • Good for Business: Five Years in, What Does 'Shark Tank' Mean for America? (Grantland)
  • A Shortcut to Comic Celebrity (NYT)
  • Brooklyn's Baddest Cop: Louis Scarcella (GQ)
  • Stepping off the Golden Gate Bridge (Priceonomics)
  • The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time (Vanity Fair)

What's up for the weekend?

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